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Types of comments on memes

I love a good meme as much as the next person, but sometimes the comments on memes end up being more entertaining than the source material. This is why today we're going to celebrate some of the more memorable comments you'll come across while grazing on the pastures of dank. If you've ever commented similar things on memes, then great, I guess. What do you want, a medal?

The “no response”: This is a person who has made the grave mistake of trusting someone they shouldn't. You'll see them hovering around most topical memes, tagging people. Unfortunately, the people they tag probably don't agree with them, since their tags remain unanswered and unnoticed. Let us observe a moment of silence, in the hopes that one day someone will put this person out of their misery and grace them with a response.

Um, actually: Some people aren't very good at humour. For them, a meme isn't something to be enjoyed and laughed at -- it's yet another opportunity to show the world how smart they are. These are the people who will comment “The earth isn't actually flat” on a flat earth meme. Thanks for stating the obvious, even though everyone already knows the earth is a hexagon. Or maybe they make a PSA to tell people not to eat Tide pods. The world would be a better place if these people stopped commenting and just enjoyed the memes.

Grammar Nazi: These people are a sub-genre of the “Um, actually” group. Maybe don't hate on them, since I've also been guilty of correcting “your” and “you're”. I'm sorry but IT'S NOT THAT DIFFICULT, OKAY?

Man (or woman) of culture: The optimal target audience for memes, these people of culture are proper meme lords. They accentuate the quality of a meme by incorporating other memes into it through the comment section. The most common types are reactions like (X) Doubt, but sometimes they can go off on a tangent and make a relatable meme on the spot. It takes a significant amount of creativity to pull off these comments, and I take my hat off (actually no I don't, it's cold) to you if you're one of them.

Queens of the Stone Age copypasta: You know what I'm talking about – I'm not going to waste 150 words writing down the Rick and Morty copypasta. It's not the only copypasta you'll see in the comments, but it is the funniest (or most annoying, depending on how many times you've seen it).

A n g e r y squad: If you thought the “Um, actually” were bad at humour, you haven't met these people. Humour is extremely subjective, so what one person finds funny another might find boring. That is fine, and so is letting people know how much you disliked a meme. The problem starts when you start to insist your taste in humour is the only acceptable variant, and report memes that don't fit this description. People have as much right to make a meme as you do to not enjoy it. Next time before you hit the big ol' Report button, maybe take a breather and realise you should let people enjoy their own brand of humour?

Be sure to show this article to all your friends, and shame them for what they comment. Let's be honest, that is the only reason you're reading this.


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